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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,430 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Crombie Narrator: Michael Deehy Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James Novels Release Date:
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When a body is discovered floating in a Thames river lock one dreary morning, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James are summoned from Scotland Yard to Chiltern Hills. The dead man is Connor Swann, son-in-law of two of London’s most renowned opera personalities. And prints on the corpse’s neck suggest that Swann was strangled. As Duncan and Gemma explore the quiet woods above the Thames and the flamboyant world of London opera in search of answers, they discover a tangled web of family secrets and hidden emotions. And when Duncan finds himself dangerously drawn to a suspect, he and Gemma must sort out their complicated feelings for each other. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Secrets, big and little, hound one character after another: liaisons, frustrated ambitions, lies that cover older lies. Deborah Crombie has stylishly adopted a British accent along with a feel for British customs in crime.”

    The Washington Post Book World

  • “The passages of the first drowning are haunting, the mystery is intriguing, the characters are well developed and the solution satisfies. Stay tuned.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Crombie’s insightful writing and an engrossing reading by Deehy make this haunting whodunit well worth hearing.”


  • “Detail and pacing are immaculate as the investigation is drawn closer and closer toward domestic secrets as the source of the solution to the crime. A superbly engrossing whodunit for all active mystery collections.”


  • “Tidily plotted and neatly written.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kandice | 2/13/2014

    " My favorite of this whole series. Beautifully written with a wonderful central character/mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bonnie | 2/8/2014

    " The series by Deborah Crombie of Superintendent of Scotland Yard Duncan Kincaid and Sargeant Gemma James is truly great reading. If you are a buff of English history, reading her novels are as rewarding, and a lot more fun, than studying English history. In this fourth book, Duncan and Gemma are called in on a case of a man found floating in a Thames River lock. A prologue relates the case of a similar drowning of Matty, a young musical prodigy. Julia, his older sister, couldn't save him when he slipped into a swollen stream. The autopsy determines that Connor had bruises on his throat and his lungs did not contain any water. Now, the two officers must discover the truth from a multitude of lies. Gemma finds herself drawn to the opera star, mother-in-law of the murdered man, while Duncan is smitten with Julia, her daughter. They find that Connor had gambling debts and an unsavory reputation with many possible suspects for his death. The working relationship between Duncain and Gemma has always been very good, but in this fourth book, they consummate their relationship. The plot is strong and the dialogue perfection. I strongly recommend this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gail | 2/7/2014

    " No Mark Upon Her is the first Deborah Crombie novel that I had read. I enjoyed it so much that I immediately got this book, Leave The Grave Green. I was not disappointed for it is another well written mystery with believable characters and with plenty of twists and turns throughout. One thing that seems to be a very prevalent force in Crombie's books is a study of behavior and misbehavior. We have two parents who willing and knowingly act as if they love one child and not the other. What motivates this type of misbehavior? It becomes even more perverse when it is revealed that its not even the fathers real child, and he has always known this. So he loves another mans child but not his own. I cant wait to read my next Deborah Crombie mystery... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/5/2014

    " This wasn't terrible, per se, but because I was listening, and because it really didn't capture my attention, I had a hard time focusing on it. So I listened to the entire book, but I can't tell you a lot about it. I don't know if it would have been different had I read it instead. At least it wasn't graphic and the language was unoffensive (at least 99 percent of the time). But when that is the best you can say about a book, maybe it isn't for you. "

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